A biomechanical analysis of growing rods used in the management of early onset scoliosis (EOS)
Quick, Mark Eric (2014) A biomechanical analysis of growing rods used in the management of early onset scoliosis (EOS). Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
The use of dual growing rods is a fusionless surgical approach to the treatment of early onset scoliosis (EOS) which aims to harness potential growth in order to correct spinal deformity. This study compared through in-vitro experiments the biomechanical response of two different rod designs under axial rotation loading. The study showed that a new design of telescoping growing rod preserved the rotational flexibility of the spine in comparison with rigid rods indicating them to be a more physiological way to improve the spinal deformity.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Pearcy, Mark & Adam, Clayton|
|Keywords:||Early onset scoliosis, Growing rods, Porcine spine, Multi-segment unit, Displacement controlled, Range of movement|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||19 May 2014 05:09|
|Last Modified:||09 Sep 2015 06:11|
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